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Student Union & Activities Statistical Analysis of Programs 2008-2009. Student Union & Activities. Assessment Data. Tech Activities Board (TAB) Mission and Values. Our Mission
After Hours Open Mic (09/09/08) – SUB North Plaza After Hours Open Mic (01/20/09) – SUB Matador Room
Make Your Own Flip Flops (09/11/08) – SUB Ballroom Mr. Gatti’s Pizza Night (01/22/09) – Mr. Gatti’s Pizza
Bingo/Game Night (09/19/08) – TTU Live Stock Pavilion Same Sex Marriage: Civil Debate (01/29/09) – SUB Allen Theatre
Movie, Under the Same Moon (09/24/08) – SUB Allen Theatre Dive-in Movie: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist(01/30/09) – Rec Pool
Pimp Your Own Cork Board (09/24/08) – SUB Ballroom Butt Sketch Artist (02/11/09) – SUB Area across from Copy Tech
Mr. Gattis Pizza Night(10/01/08) – Mr. Gatti’s Pizza Comedy Night: Dan Cummins(02/12/09) – SUB Allen Theatre
Movie, Wanted (10/08/08) – SUB Allen Theatre Telluride Film Festival (02/13/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Movie, Hancock (10/16/08) – SUB Allen Theatre Movie, Changeling (02/20/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
After Hours Open Mic (10/21/08)-SUB Matador Room After Hours: Death from Below (02/24/09)- SUB Matador Room
Capitol Steps (10/22/08)- SUB Allen Theatre Movies, Role Models (03/04/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Paranormal State (10/29/08)- SUB Allen Theatre Henna Artist (03/11/09)- SUB West Basement
Movie, Pineapple Express (11/05/08)- SUB Allen Theatre Frank Warren: Post Secret (03/11/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Murder Mystery Dinner (11/07/08)- SUB Ballroom Cookies By Design (03/25/09)- SUB West Basement
Adam Pate Caricatures (11/10/08)- SUB West Info Science Spectrum (03/26/09)- Science Spectrum
Gabriela Medina (Poetry)(11/11/08)- SUB Red Raider Lounge Movie, Quantum of Solace (03/30/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Movie, Under the Influence (11/19/08)- SUB Allen Theatre Comedy Night: Steve Byrne (04/01/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Spa Night (12/03/08)-SUB Matador Room Do you think you know the lyrics? (04/02/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Fire & Ice Festival(01/09/09) – Student Union Building Singer Songwriter Contest (04/14/09)- SUB North Plaza
Movie, The Dark Knight(01/15/09) – SUB Allen Theatre Movie, New Year Baby (04/20/09)- SUB Allen Theatre
Big Chair Photos (04/21/09)- SUB West Plaza
What is your gender?
In the 2008-2009 school year, 950 participants were surveyed at the completion of a TAB event they attend, 355 were male and 571 were female. This equates to a little less than 40% male and roughly 60% female. This past semester, the Tech Activities Board drew in a larger female population than a male population. Last year, the Tech Activities Board reported that approximately 51% of their attendees were female and 45% were male. Approximately 4% of students surveyed last year did not respond to the question.
What is your ethnicity?
The TAB evaluation specifically asks what race participants are to determine if we are appealing to our underrepresented populations. Approximately 13% of the students that attended our events were Hispanic/Latino, 7% were Asian-American and 7% of the surveyed attendees identified as African-American. Last year, about 15% of individuals in attendance at our events were Hispanic, while our African-American and Asian-American populations were 4% and 5% respectively.
The data for diversity statistics for Tech students in the year 2008 came from the online Texas Tech University Fact Book. Converting these numbers into percentages and comparing them to our own statistics and percentages yielded positive results. The statistical comparisons in percentages show how close TAB and Tech are in their attractiveness to underrepresented populations through programming. Proportionately, TAB attracts a larger percentage of underrepresented populations at their events than Texas Tech has as part of their overall population. Last year, the Tech Activities Board also attracted a higher percentage of underrepresented students than the university population reflected.
What is your classification?
The Tech Activities Board was pleased to see a wide arrays of individuals attend their events this year. Between the results from last year and this year, there were decrease in the percentage of individuals that were Freshmen (-3%), Juniors (-1%), and Seniors (-6%), there was a 4% increase in sophomores in attendance, as well as slight increases in sophomores (4%), Graduate students (4%), Staff (1%), and members of the Lubbock community (2%).
Did you attend this program as an alternative to doing something else?
There was no significant change between last year’s results and this year’s results when individuals that attended TAB events were surveyed. Both years yielded results that indicated that 36% claimed that they had attended a TAB event as an alternative to doing something else.
Did you learn something new from this program?
This year yielded a significantly lower percentage of responses that indicate that individuals learned something new by attending a TAB event. Last year, approximately 55% of the participants surveyed indicated that they learned something new, while 43% of the participants this year made that claim.
Are you receiving credit for a class?
The Tech Activities Board often writes letters to departments and instructors of courses that they think could use an event or program as an opportunity to education their students. This year, 5% of the student population claimed that they received class credit for the events that they attended. Last year, 7% of those surveyed reported that they received class credit.
Did you come to this event with someone?
We can see that a majority of participants attended our events with someone. This is to be expected of the college social scene. The results reported last year and this year both reveal that over three quarters of individuals who attended the events came with another person. Last year, 88% reported that they attended with another person and this year 86% made that claim.
Did the program provide you with a sense of community?
One of the goals of the Tech Activities Board is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the student of Texas Tech University. Over three quarters of the students and staff that participated in the event evaluation process felt as though the Tech Activities Board accomplished this goal.
Did you come as part of a student organization function?
The Tech Activities Board makes efforts to create events that student organizations and departments on campus value and have a vested interest in. Many of these relationships often involve co-sponsoring events with organizations, but many student organizations attend the events as a group. Last year, 10% of individuals surveyed reported that they attended the event and part of a student organization function. This year, 9% of those surveyed reported this.
How did you find out about this event?
Last year, word-of-mouth was by far our best publicity for events, but this year TechAnnounce seems to have been the most effective form of publicity, followed by word of mouth, posters, the TAB Calendar, and Facebook.Last year, the use of Facebookdid not yield very high results, but it has increased dramatically. Also, individuals who reported “other” has shown a dramatic increase in the past year. This may be related to expectation that the Tech Activities Board utilized unconventional forms of marketing to promote their events.
Last year, 29% of the individuals surveyed indicated that the marketing for TAB events was excellent. This year that number has improved to 37%. Another interesting note is that less than 10% of those surveyed indicated that they thought the marketing was below average. Last year, 11% of the sample reported that the publicity was below average or poor.
The venues, although varied, seemed to greatly please the majority of students. Places that were generally utilized to hold events, included the Allen Theater, Matador Room, and SUB West Basement. While most of our events take place in the Student Union, TAB considers itself the programming board for the entire campus and will look to utilize other venues throughout campus. Last year, 50% of the sample indicated that the venue was excellent and this year the number has grown to 59%. It is good to know that 1% of the sample indicated that the venue used was below average or poor.
Time varies greatly for TAB events. We offer several smaller events during the daytime, many of our larger events after six, and our movie times are inconsistent in order to appeal to as many students as possible. Overall, it would seem that our wide array of times pleases the students. Last year, 49% of the sample indicated that the time selected for the event was excellent and this year the number has grown to 57%. It is good to know that 1% of the sample indicated that the venue used was below average or poor.
TAB takes into consideration midterms, finals, home athletic games and tries to offer our events at times when students have no other commitments. Last year, 50% of the sample indicated that the date selected for the event was excellent and this year the number has grown to 57%. It is good to know that 1% of the sample indicated that the venue used was below average or poor. Of course, the people surveyed were able to attend the event so they more than likely were pleased with the day of the event.
TAB strives to maintain a high quality of events for students. Last year, 57% of the sample indicated that the time selected for the event was excellent and this year the number has grown to 63%. It is good to know that 1% of the sample indicated that the venue used was below average or poor.
This is potentially the most important statistic of the entire evaluation. Many things may make a student disgruntled: venue, date of event, subject matter; however it is the overall feeling after the event that is most important. We want students to leave with a smile on their face thinking, “That was awesome! I love being a Tech student and I love TAB.” Last year, 57% of the sample indicated that the time selected for the event was excellent and this year the number has grown to 62%. It is good to know that 1% of the sample indicated that the venue used was below average or poor.
What events would you like to see in the future?
The most requested events were concerts, followed closely by and comedians. In general, these would be the most entertaining events and as such seemed to be the most popular. Acoustic Music and Hypnotists were the next two highest scoring categories. Last year, the most requested type of event was comedian followed by concerts and movies.
Attendance Per Month
Honorarium Expenses Per Month
“Paying your TAB” is a rewards program for students that frequent Tech Activities Board events. Students complete a registration form and are then given a “Paying your TAB” punch card. For every event a student attends in the fall or spring, they receive a punch. Once the student has attended ten (10) events and receives ten (10) punches, they can then turn their card in to be entered in to win prizes. Participation in the “Paying your TAB” program gives the student the opportunity to be on a bi-monthly email newsletter that informs students about upcoming TAB events.
In the 2008-2009 school year, 892 students participated in the Paying Your Tab Rewards program.
As a part of the Texas Tech University community, students have the opportunity to join registered student organizations including service, academic, professional, and religious groups to name a few.
Student organizations impact who students meet at college, the skills they learn, the confidence they build, and the leadership positions they take on. Most successful students join student organizations in their freshman year where they make friends and start to develop support networks. Many organizations provide students with the opportunity to meet and interact with people in the professional career areas they intend to pursue, as well as make life long friends. Being in a student group is a critical part of the college experience and helps determine success in higher education.
Involvement Is Easy
Joining a student organization is the greatest way to get involved on campus and also one of the easiest. There are approximately 400 organizations currently registered at Texas Tech University with over 20,000 members participating in these groups – this is a quick way to get connected on campus. Since there are thirteen categories of student organizations linked to every aspect of campus life, it is very difficult not to be involved.
Total Student Organizations per Year
Total Student Organizations per Category
Total Registration Meetings
Total Students Attending Registration Meetings
Total Grounds Use Forms Processed
Total Funds Allocated from Coca Cola Endowment
Total Attendance at Student Organization Academy
Total Student Organization Workshop Presentations: 12
Total Student Organization Workshop Presentation Participants: 507
Total Student Organization Advisor Workshop Presentations: 3
Total Student Organization Advisor Workshop Presentations Participants: 106
Total Attendance at Student Organization Orientations: 111
Total Student Organization Award Applicants
Total Student Organization Award Winners
Other Notes of Interest
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Tech Activities Board (TAB)
Government Association (SGA)
A Safe Environment
Town & Gown
Mike Gunn, Assistant Director
Sonia Moore, Coordinator
Christine Petteys, Senior Office Assistant
Zane Reif, Associate Director
D.J. Walch, Graduate Assistant
Deepti Vanguri, Graduate Assistant
Jana Vise, Assistant Director
Graduate Assistants for Student Union & Activities